Geneva Motor Show: Past Highlights

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
Polestar 1 — 2018
Polestar has been building special high-performance versions of Volvo models since 2013, and in 2018 Polestar launched as a standalone electric performance brand. The first of at least three prospective models from the brand, Polestar 1 is a 2-door GT car with seating for four, built on Volvo’s new Scalable Platform Architecture. As a showcase of what to expect from Polestar, the Polestar 1 features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that produces 600 horsepower and 738 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid system consists of a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder engine that sends power to the front wheels while two electric motors drive the rear wheels. A third electric motor acts as an integrated starter generator. The Polestar 1 can travel up to 93 miles on electric power alone.

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